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Creators:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
Dates:
1906-1947
Size:
9 Cubic feet (18 document boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1987.0029
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The years before World War I were spent in patent litigation for aviation pioneers Glenn Curtiss and Orville and Wilbur Wright.

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Creators:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933
Dates:
undated
Size:
1 Item (album (99 photoprints), b&w, 31.2 cm. x 41.6 cm. (sheet))
62 albumen prints (b&w, 25 cm. x 20 cm. or smaller)
Collection ID:
FSA.A2011.03
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

A large album of prints by photographer Antoin Sevruguin, likely dating from his early career in Iran in the 1870s and 1880s. The collection also includes a number of loose, unbacked prints, many duplicating the photographs in the album. Roughly half of the mounted prints have English handwritten captions.

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Creators:
Taylor, Prentiss, 1907-1991
Dates:
1885-1991
Size:
20.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.taylpren
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The collection measures 20.4 linear feet, dates from 1885 to 1991 (bulk dates 1908-1986) and documents the career of Harlem Renaissance lithographer, teacher, and painter Prentiss Taylor. The collection consists primarily of subject/correspondence files (circa 16 ft.), reflecting Prentiss' career as a lithographer and painter, his association with figures prominent in the Harlem Renaissance, notably Carl Van Vechten and Langston Hughes, his activities as president of the Society of Washington Printmakers and other art organizations, his work in art therapy treating mental illness, and his teaching position at American University. The subject files contain mostly correspondence, but many include photographs and printed material. Also included are biographical, financial, legal and printed material; several hundred photographs; notes and writings; sketchbooks, drawings and a few prints by Taylor; and scrapbooks dating from 1885-1956.

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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Programs/Curatorial Department
Dates:
1999-2007, 2011
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-319
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the curatorial activities of Kerry Brougher, Curator, Chief Curator, and Director of Arts and Programs, 2000-2014. Topics include exhibitions, facilities, departmental management, policies, and Smithsonian Institution-wide arts initiatives. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, ...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
circa 1966-1994
Size:
1.2 cu. ft. (8 3x5 boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-094
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of photographic materials of non-Smithsonian Institution objects loaned by institutions and private owners for National Portrait Gallery (NPG) exhibitions. Materials include color transparencies and black and white negatives. The images relate to exhibition records in found in Accessions 87-156, 91-030, 91-093, 93-008, ...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
circa 1977-1990
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 91-030
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that pertain to the Facing the Lights: Historic American Portrait Daguerreotypes exhibition. Materials Include loan agreements with individuals, historical societies, university archives/libraries, and outside museums; lists of incoming loans, which register name of lender and transportation arrangements ...

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Creators:
History of Science Society
Dates:
circa 1956-1963
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-005
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence and subject files from Harry Woolf during his tenure as Editor of the History of Science Society journal, ISIS. The records are primarily arranged alphabetically by correspondent or subject, and include letters regarding contributors and reviewers for ISIS, conference lecture...

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Creators:
Council of American Overseas Research Centers
Dates:
1997-2000
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-127
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the research projects of fellows sponsored by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC). Materials include proposals, applications, letters of recommendation, correspondence, final reports, and evaluations.

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Creators:
United States National Museum, Office of the Registrar
Dates:
1853-1920
Size:
2.6 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 120
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This is the record book of specimens distributed by the Smithsonian to individuals and institutions throughout the world. One volume includes distributions from Spencer F. Baird's personal collections. See also Transmission of Specimens and Specimen Distribution Records, record units 115 and 186.

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Creators:
Chapman, Dean R., 1922-1995
Dates:
circa 1960-1976
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes; 1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-100
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Dean R. Chapman (1922-1995) was an authority on tektites (enigmatic natural glass objects that are found in certain regions of both the Earth's land surfaces and in its deep sea sediments. Tektites have historically been collected along with meteorites). He spent most of his career as an aerodynamicist at the National Aeronautics and Spac...

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